August 8th, 2019
Our friend Eoin and his mom Kaylin brought baby Arlo into the Children’s Centre to show us how he takes a bath.
Before Arlo arrived, we thought of ways we could help him to not feel afraid of this new experience. We came up with some ideas to help Arlo feel comfortable, like staying nice and quiet, not crowding him, and keeping our hands to ourselves, except to maybe tickle his toes!
Once he arrived we watched him get undressed and made sure his bathwater was just the right temperature. He had some bath toys, but his mom said he was still too small, and didn’t really know how to play with them yet. He was so cute and chubby and we all marveled at his tiny fingers and toes. Kaylin was very gentle washing Arlo, so that he didn’t cry. Arlo wasn’t scared of the bath at all and splashed us when he kicked his little feet in the water. We all tried to get him to give us lots of smiles. We could tell he was a growing baby because his shirt was too small for him when he got dressed again! We were all happy Arlo came to visit. What a cute baby!